Lip Augmentation Aftercare Tips

Health & Medical Blog

Lip injections, or lip fillers, are a safe, convenient way to achieve the plump, natural-looking lips and smile you've always wanted. Dermal fillers are injected into the lips in a matter of minutes in the comfort of your doctor's office. The chance of side effects is minimal, especially when you care for your lips properly after your appointment.

Here are a few simple tips to help you properly care for your lips after your appointment.

Prepare for Your Appointment

Before your appointment, your doctor will provide you with a list of dos and don'ts to ensure you are physically prepared for the fillers. Following these instructions will help ensure that the procedure goes smoothly, and the recovery is more successful.

Here are a few:

  • Avoid shaving, waxing, or using harsh products around your mouth for a few days before the procedure. This will ensure the area isn't irritated.
  • Stop taking any blood thinners as ordered by your doctor. For example, your doctor might order you to stop taking aspirin one week before the appointment.
  • Avoid applying any prescription acne treatments prior to the appointment to avoid irritation.

If you have a history of cold sores, tell your doctor. The lip injections could irritate your lips and lead to another cold sore.

Reduce Swelling and Discomfort

After the procedure, you will have swelling and minor discomfort. Applying ice to your lips after the procedure is a safe and effective way to bring down the swelling. Leave the ice on your lips for a few minutes several times a day. Your doctor will recommend an over-the-counter pain reliever as well.

Do not touch, itch, or rub your lips for a few hours after the procedure. This can cause the fillers to shift and create a more unnatural appearance. If the itching, burning, or irritation lasts for several days, talk to your doctor.

Avoid Heat and Strenuous Activity

Stay out of the gym, skip your morning run, and avoid any other activities that will make you hot and sweaty. Only wash your face with a mild cleanser and lukewarm water for a few days after the procedure as well. Stay out of the sun or wear a hat. Any intense or prolonged exposure to heat or if you get too hot and sweaty it could actually melt the filler before it settles.

Properly caring for your lips for the hours and days after your lip filler appointment will help ensure the procedure is a success.


18 June 2019

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